blog_image_comp_securityThe question that tops this story was recently posed to a panel of security and parenting experts by safesoundfamily.com. One of those experts was none other than our own CEO, Todd Morris, who offered one of the many salient pieces of advice found in the article. Let’s take a look at his advice as well as some of the other experts’.

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Nanny-QuestionsMost of the time, if an applicant lies when trying to land a job, it’s relatively risk-free: “My biggest weakness is that I care too much.” “I graduated from Cornell with honors!” When interviewing a nanny, however, a little lie or equivocation could have dire consequences for your kids. And the dangers are magnified if your nanny will be taking care of an infant, who can’t report back to you at the end of your workday.

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Halloween is the time of year plagued with superstition, spooks… and some serious threats. Letting your children go from door-to-door in search of delicious, cavity-inducing treats can make any parent a little scared. But, with proper precautions, you can feel safe letting your little monsters run amok and collect all the candy their hearts desire.

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telemundologoThis week, the Telemundo television network stopped by our headquarters to film a segment about keeping your kids safe by using location devices such as GPS trackers and RFID based devices like the BrickHouse Child Locator. The spot aired this morning, check out the video for the full segment.

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blindsrecallOwners of Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds are being advised that their blinds may be a serious risk to children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is saying that since 2006, five deaths and 16 near strangulations have been reported, and three deaths have been connected to roll-up blinds since 2001. Consequentially, 50 million blinds are being recalled.

Walmart, Pottery Barn, JCPenny are amongst several major retailers participating in this recall. The CPSC is warning the industry and parents to take a look at all shades and blinds in the home to make sure that they don’t have any accessible cords that children can get too, and that these blinds are not placed near cribs, a child’s bed or any furniture that kids can use to climb on to and reach the cords.

Free retrofit kits are being offered for Roman shades and roll-up blinds by going to www.windowcoverings.org or by calling 1-800-506-4636.

(Via the Baltimore Sun)

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